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Can anyone tell me if all my parts will fit into the case nicely and work together?

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May 21, 2013 5:12:10 AM

I am trying to build a decent gaming computer, seeing as im fairly new to it, i do not know much so i was hoping i could get someones opinion. Thanks!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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P.S: i heard that my processor is decent for gaming but that there are cheaper ones that offer a better performance, if anyone could link me to some on newegg.com that would also be great.

P.S.S: could someone link me to a good hard drive that is not too expensive and will work with my current build?

May 21, 2013 5:33:43 AM

Ditch the Biostar motherboard and the Raidmax power supply.

For a motherboard go with Asus, Gigabyte, or Asrock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the power supply, go with Seasonic, Corsair, or Antec.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would recommend the FX-8350 rather than the FX-8120. Pay the extra $40 for the top chip, its worth it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im not quite sure what kind of capacity you are looking for on the hard drive, so I chose 1 TB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You Listed two types of RAM...both the Crucial and G.Skill RAM are good, but the Ballistix are low voltage so they wont overclock as well, go with the G.Skill.

You also did not list any kind of graphics card.
May 21, 2013 2:37:06 PM

dalmvern said:
Ditch the Biostar motherboard and the Raidmax power supply.

For a motherboard go with Asus, Gigabyte, or Asrock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the power supply, go with Seasonic, Corsair, or Antec.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would recommend the FX-8350 rather than the FX-8120. Pay the extra $40 for the top chip, its worth it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im not quite sure what kind of capacity you are looking for on the hard drive, so I chose 1 TB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You Listed two types of RAM...both the Crucial and G.Skill RAM are good, but the Ballistix are low voltage so they wont overclock as well, go with the G.Skill.

You also did not list any kind of graphics card.

but my question is, will the parts you recommended me to get fit with the ones i have that do not need to be changed? (im ditching the parts you told me to change and getting the ones you recommended me.)

P.S: the motherboard does not seem as it fits in the case, could you reassure me that it will? ( I really like this case and would like to keep it on my build.)
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May 22, 2013 4:47:05 AM
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Yes, everything that I suggested will go together, The FX-8350 is socket AM3+ which matches the motherboard I suggested, which the CM Hyper 212 Evo will also fit onto.

I can also assure you that the motherboard will fit into your case, since the case supports ATX form factor and the motherboard is an ATX form factor. Being that the CPU cooler is quite large, it will cut it close on the case width, but it wont be an issue, you will have a centimeter or two to spare. Similarly, the cooler may slightly block DIMM1 of the memory, which also isnt an issue, just load the memory into DIMM2 and DIMM4.
May 22, 2013 5:13:24 AM

dalmvern said:
Yes, everything that I suggested will go together, The FX-8350 is socket AM3+ which matches the motherboard I suggested, which the CM Hyper 212 Evo will also fit onto.

I can also assure you that the motherboard will fit into your case, since the case supports ATX form factor and the motherboard is an ATX form factor. Being that the CPU cooler is quite large, it will cut it close on the case width, but it wont be an issue, you will have a centimeter or two to spare. Similarly, the cooler may slightly block DIMM1 of the memory, which also isnt an issue, just load the memory into DIMM2 and DIMM4.


ok, one last question, is this setup worth paying for if im using this PC to play games on it? (EX: Fallout 3, Fallout NV, minecraft, WoW, etc.. would i lag in any of these games?)

May 22, 2013 5:46:49 AM

As I stated in my first post, you are going to need a graphics card, that is the biggest contributing factor to how smoothly your computer will run games. The games you used as examples are not extremely taxing on graphics cards, so any of the current generation of graphics cards (nVidia Geforce 600 series or AMD Radeon 7000 series) will suffice. Depending on your budget, get the best graphics card possible and you wont go wrong. Tom's puts out a good article periodically ranking the best graphics cards at different prices. Give it a look.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
May 22, 2013 2:05:48 PM

dalmvern said:
As I stated in my first post, you are going to need a graphics card, that is the biggest contributing factor to how smoothly your computer will run games. The games you used as examples are not extremely taxing on graphics cards, so any of the current generation of graphics cards (nVidia Geforce 600 series or AMD Radeon 7000 series) will suffice. Depending on your budget, get the best graphics card possible and you wont go wrong. Tom's puts out a good article periodically ranking the best graphics cards at different prices. Give it a look.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


Thank you so much for your help, i am really new to this whole computer knowledge.

Im thinking of selecting the HIS iCooler H775F1GD Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card from newegg.com for $99
would this one be good for playing games like fallout, fallout NV, minecraft, wow, HL & HL2? Or, could you suggest me to a good graphics card that is not too expensive but will still allow me to stay in budget with the build ($750 with shipping) and play games?

Again, thank you for the help you have given me.
May 23, 2013 4:32:50 AM

That card will do a decent job though it would be better if you could get a 7770 or 7770 GHz edition instead. Those cards really outperform the 7750 and I would hate to see you buy a graphics card only to be disappointed in it. If you cant afford the upgrade to the 7770, its not a huge deal, you will still be able to play your games.

And you are welcome for the help, thats what we are here for!
May 23, 2013 5:02:30 AM

dalmvern said:
That card will do a decent job though it would be better if you could get a 7770 or 7770 GHz edition instead. Those cards really outperform the 7750 and I would hate to see you buy a graphics card only to be disappointed in it. If you cant afford the upgrade to the 7770, its not a huge deal, you will still be able to play your games.

And you are welcome for the help, thats what we are here for!


Oh ok, for now ill buy this one and ill save up for the 7770
Shouldn't the ports also fit in the port holes for the back of the case, because they do not seem to match. :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :Motherboard
May 23, 2013 5:32:10 AM

Gamergeek101 said:
Oh ok, for now ill buy this one and ill save up for the 7770
Shouldn't the ports also fit in the port holes for the back of the case, because they do not seem to match. :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :Motherboard


Take a look at this, since the case is a top mounted PSU you have to rotate the mobo in your head, but I assure you it lines up. I labeled the standoff holes in these images, but they are pretty crappy because I had to use the snipping tool and paint to edit them. And obviously its not to scale.






Also, if you are going to go ahead and buy that 7750, you might as well save another $100 up and take a big step up to get something like a 7870 rather than taking the small step up to the 7770.
May 23, 2013 8:36:25 PM

dalmvern said:
Gamergeek101 said:
Oh ok, for now ill buy this one and ill save up for the 7770
Shouldn't the ports also fit in the port holes for the back of the case, because they do not seem to match. :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... :Motherboard


Take a look at this, since the case is a top mounted PSU you have to rotate the mobo in your head, but I assure you it lines up. I labeled the standoff holes in these images, but they are pretty crappy because I had to use the snipping tool and paint to edit them. And obviously its not to scale.

Also, if you are going to go ahead and buy that 7750, you might as well save another $100 up and take a big step up to get something like a 7870 rather than taking the small step up to the 7770.


Do the sockets(USB, dsl, etc..) fit as well? They seem to be too spread out to fit the back side of the cases' port holes .

Also, lets say i want to play battlefield 3, will I be able to run it with zero lag on medium?
I want the pc to be worth the money and I would like it during the first month of summer, so i don't really have time to save more, I just want to know if I should order the parts now. And not lag on games(what games would I start to see lag on?)
May 24, 2013 4:48:27 AM

The performance in Battlefield is hugely dependent on your graphics card. A 7750 will be able to handle BF3 on medium, but you will not get a smooth 60 FPS. On the other hand, you wont drop below 30 FPS either, so it will be playable. You will start seeing low FPS when you crank up the Anti Aliasing. You will probably also get lag in newer games like Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light but they should remain playable as long as you dont get too graphics quailty crazy. Again, this is all because the 7750 is the bottom of the spectrum for the 7000 series cards. Once you get up into the 7850 and 7870 range this is not an issue, it will play those games flawlessly.
May 24, 2013 4:52:56 AM

Oh and now I see what you are talking about with the USB, internet cable, etc connections. I hate it when cases make detailed cutouts like that, but you can just take that panel off, its not an issue.
May 24, 2013 12:41:36 PM

dalmvern said:
Oh and now I see what you are talking about with the USB, internet cable, etc connections. I hate it when cases make detailed cutouts like that, but you can just take that panel off, its not an issue.


how would i remove that panel?
Would i have to buy another panel to match my MoBo?
May 24, 2013 1:00:41 PM

Gamergeek101 said:
how would i remove that panel?
Would i have to buy another panel to match my MoBo?


No, you dont need to buy anything else, you can just unscrew that faceplate. Its just like the slots for the PCI-e sections, removable.
May 24, 2013 1:37:12 PM



dalmvern said:
Gamergeek101 said:
how would i remove that panel?
Would i have to buy another panel to match my MoBo?


No, you dont need to buy anything else, you can just unscrew that faceplate. Its just like the slots for the PCI-e sections, removable.

wouldn't that leave a part of the inside exposed?
since im not putting anything back in its place.
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